Giving Istanbul a run for it's money for best stop of the trip
20.10.2009 - 23.10.2009 35 °F
Prague is the shit!! We arrived Friday in the late afternoon, dropped our stuff at our hostel, and ate some chinese food. Yum! We wandered for a bit, climbed to the top of a tower and found a cinema! Oh happy day! We splurged on movie snacks, though tragically most ended up on the floor, and watched Bloom Brothers, which, coincidentally partially takes place in Prague.
Erin in Powder Tower
View of Prague from Powder Tower
Megan in Powder Tower
On Saturday morning Erin went for a leisurely jog before we both went on a free walking tour! We learned a lot about the history of the city...most having to do with the Nazi occupation. We ventured to the Jewish Quarter which is completely intact because Hitler wanted to keep it as a musuem for a lost race...crazy scary!!! Afterward we had hot chocolate and apple strudel with our new friend Elizabeth.
Erin and Elizabeth
We then saw an orchestral performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons at a historical church followed by several hours in a cafe drinking hot beverages and reading.
Erin praying in church before the concert
This is the cathedral where the concert was.
And then the gem of the day...the pub crawl!!! It took us back to the days of college only this time we were the creepy old people at the bar. The first place had free beer hookah and shots...of absynth. As we sat around smoking Hookah we met four new friends...Brendan, Katie, Sarah and Brazilian (name unknown). We all crawled on to the bar that had the worst coat check system in the history if coat checks. Erin almost took the guy out...really it was awesome. We danced and Megan taught someone what a pentagon is...idiot! He didn't believe that 4th graders need to know that so Megan got his email and promised to send him a link to the NYC DOE 4th grade math standards. More awesome dancing, then we had to crawl on.
Erin does the robot
Megan finds a vegetarian in Prague
new friends! Megan, Erin, Elizabeth, Katie, Sarah
We had a really fun walk to the next place, a silly walk you might call it. We never made it into the third place because Erin was not having it. They had a coat check too. Katie and Megan tried talking to the bar crawl master and ended up getting us all kicked off the crawl. So the five of us ladies crawled on our own in desperate search of pizza that we never found. But we did find a really fun bar, a Czech version of coyote ugly. Picture men in feather boas dancing on the bar to Tina Turner (seriously, why is all of Europe obsessed with Simply the Best?) there was lots of walking after that until finally God smiled down upon us and put before us two golden arches. Yes friends, Mickey D's saved the night. We rolled back into the hostel round 4am.
this weird obelisk shaped light was in the sky for the filming of a tire comercial... so weird
dancers at coyote ugly
We made plans to meet up with our new friends at the astronomical clock today but we couldn't find them very sad. We liked them a lot. If knows Katie and Sarah from Denver please give them our email addresses!